Everyone experiences an emergency at one time or another. The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services is here to help. The program assists customers with dependent children under the age of 21 who face an immediate crisis and need help to resolve the situation.
Emergency Assistance may cover but is not limited to, eviction notices, mortgage foreclosures, gas and electric turn-off notices and delinquent water bills.
You may be eligible for assistance if you meet these criteria:
You are a Prince George's County resident
You have a minor child (0-21 years of age) or are pregnant
You are related to the child by blood, marriage, or adoption
People living in the household are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, refugees, or aslyees
You are actively engaged in job search or employed
You have not received emergency assistance in the past 24 months
The emergency was not caused by your refusal to accept employment
You did not voluntarily leave your employment without good cause.
Evidence of a stable source of income to pay ongoing expenses so that emergency does not recur.
You will need to provide the following information and documentation:
Proof of County residency
Birth certificates and valid Social Security number for all members of your household
A record of monthly expenses and bills paid for at least 30 days
Proof of total household income: wage stubs for past 30 days, recent benefit letters from the Social Security Administration,
Veterans Assistance Benefits, or the Unemployment Insurance Program
Current checking or savings account statement and current balance
Other pertinent information that may be required to process your application.
To find out if you qualify for this program visit one of the local office nearest you.
Interpretation Services are available free of charge for limited English proficiency customers. Please contact one of the local offices for assistance.